Governors contribute to the work of the Governing Board in ensuring high standards of achievement for all children in the school.
St Bartholomew’s governors do this by:
- Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction
- Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
To achieve these goals governors meet to discuss, challenge and support the school and its staff. The full Governing Board meet once a term, but governors will also attend committee meeting to focus on particular areas of the school. These committees are:
- Staffing & Finance
- Health, Safety, Safeguarding & Site
- Curriculum and Standards
Below is the timetable for Governors meeting planned for this academic year.
Governors meetings 2017-18
Type of Committee
Tuesday 26th September 5.45pm
Tuesday 21st November 5.45pm
Tuesday 6th February. 5.45pm
Tuesday 15th May
Strategy meetings (for all chairs of sub-committees)
Tuesday 19th September 5.45pm
Tuesday 27th February
Tuesday 17th April
Staffing and Finance
Tuesday 12th September 5.45pm
(update on finances)
Monday 23rd October
(after pay committee mtg and by 31st October
Tuesday 28th November
(revised budget to be in by 16th December)
Tuesday 30th January 2017
Tuesday 13th March
Tuesday 5th June
(revised budget in by 26th May)
(CFR report to be agreed by Govs and sent off mid June)
Health, site and safety
Friday 15th September 9am
Friday 26th January 9am
Friday 27th April
Curriculum and standards
Monday 11th September 2017
Monday 7th May 2018
Health, site and safety inspections- 9am on Friday 8th September, Friday 12th January 2018, Friday 13th April 2018
Attendance at these meetings can be viewed in the document at the bottom of this page.
Business and Pecuniary Interest document can be viewed at the bottom of this page.
To contact any of the Governors please write for their attention to the school office or email the at firstname.lastname@example.org
The school Governing Board consists of:
Susan Baum - Parent Governor
I am parent governor and a member of the Staffing and Finance sub-committee. I have lived in Quorn with my husband since 2001 and our daughter attends the school. I am a Chartered Public Finance Accountant with over 14 years post qualifying experience within Local Government; and am currently the treasurer for FOSBA. For the past 6 years I’ve been operating in a Finance Business Partnering capacity, within the Adults and Communities department at Leicestershire County Council.
Reverend David Bowler – Foundation Governor
I became Vicar of Quorn in January 1988, and so became ex-officio foundation governor of the school, as the governorship goes with the job. I have enjoyed being associated with the school over the years, and feel I have gained as much if not more from the school as I have put in as Vicar and Governor. I now find myself taking weddings of people who were children at the school in the "early days", and baptising their children. I hope I can continue to contribute to the life of the school over the next few years. My greatest joy is being greeted in the street by children, "Hello, David", and seeing the church full of young people and staff "doing their stuff" at Harvest, Christmas, Easter and Leavers' services.
Colette Bujdoso - Staff Governor
I have two children both of whom have been through St Bartholomew’s. My husband and I have been linked to the school for many years and I am lucky enough to have a rewarding role as a 'Learning Support Assistant' following completion of an NVQ3. In my spare time I attend various fitness classes in an attempt to keep up with the children at school and home. I enjoy cross stitch, reading and cooking but only when my mum/taxi role allows. Socialising with friends and family is important to me (another reason to exercise).
Chris Butterworth - Parent Governor
I was very happy to be given the opportunity to become a Parent Governor in 2017. I am a member of the Health, Safety, Safeguarding and Site Committee- bringing experience from my previous commitment as a preschool committee chair. I am a musician/photographer and have run my own business for a number of years, before becoming a stay at home Dad with our two lovely boys.
Charlotte Calland - Foundation Governor
I have lived in the village all my life and attended St Bartholomew's myself as a child which provided me with many happy memories. I have enjoyed being associated with the school over the years and seeing the changes and development to its facilities and staff. I now have my own children attending the school and they take much pleasure participating in numerous aspects school life has to offer. I am a PE teacher at Leicester Grammar School, and lead an active life outside of work, playing Netball in the Leagues around the County. I currently sit on the Curriculum and Standards Committee.
Kathryn Cromby – Parent Governor
I have been a parent governor for 4 years and am a member of the Staffing and Finance Committee. I have lived in Quorn for 3 years and have 2 children at the school. I am a Project Manager and currently work for Jaguar Land Rover at Warwick University.
Samantha Ford - Parent Governor
I have five children, all of whom have either attended, or are attending St Barts. My husband grew up in the area and also attended St Barts, so we feel a strong link to the school. I graduated with a degree in history and classical studies, and I currently work part time in a legal office. I am also training to become a coach with Riding for the Disabled. In my spare time I enjoy walking, baking, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Emma Griffin – Local Authority Governor
I have been a Governor since late 2013. I have lived in Quorn for seven years and have one daughter at the school. I am Operations Director at The ASA (Amateur Swimming Association), the Governing Body in England for Swimming and Aquatic Sports, based in Loughborough. I was previously Head of Marketing for the same organisation. I am Vice Chair of the Governing Board and Chair of the Health & Safety and Safeguarding Committee.
Alan Kirk - Chair of Governors/Parent Governor
I have been a parent governor since late 2015. I am Chair of the Governing Body and sit on the Staffing and Finance Committee. Living in Quorn since 2010 we have two daughters at St. Bartholomew’s. I work locally as a Research Development Manager at Loughborough University.
Richard Knox - Foundation Governor
I have been a Foundation Governor since early 2016, and am a member of the Health, Safety, Safeguarding & Site Committee. I have lived in Quorn since 2008, with my wife and three children: my daughter is in year two, and my two sons are not quite old enough for school yet. I am a member of Quorn Baptist Church, where I help out with children's work and lead a bible study group. I also coordinate the annual Quorn Churches' Holiday Club, which is jointly run by both churches in the village. I works as a GP and Clinical Associate Professor in The University of Nottingham Medical School, where I teach ethics and coordinate GP placements for medical students.
Ben Lawrance – Co-Opted Governor
I am a Co-opted Governor and Chair the Staffing and Finance sub-committee. I have one child at the school, one at Rawlins and live locally in Quorn. I am a chartered accountant and work for a national firm of accountants as the Regional Managing Audit Partner and Leicester Office Managing Partner.
Sarah Mayo - Parent Governor
I am a Parent Governor and sit on the Curriculum and Standards Committee. I have lived in Quorn for nearly 10 years and have two children at St Bartholomew's. I am a teacher of Business Studies at a local secondary school and have been teaching and providing pastoral care for 15 years.
Sarah Oakland – Teacher Governor
I have been a teacher at the school since 2006 and joined the governing board shortly after. I have enjoyed many years teaching at St Barts and have been involved in all aspects of school life, particularly working with our more able children and ensuring school continues to maintain its Healthy School status. I sit on the Curriculum and Standards Committee. I am married with two young children, the eldest of whom joined St Barts in Autumn 2014.
Ken Ronald – Co-Opted Governor
I have been a member of the Governing Board since 2010. I am a Teacher of Mathematics at a secondary school in Leicester. Prior to pursuing a career in education, I worked for disability and sporting charities as a fundraiser and grant-maker. I am Chair of the Curriculum and Attainment Committee. I currently have 2 sons at the school.
Kate Wood - Parent Governor
I am a Parent Governor sitting on the Staffing and Finance Committee. I have lived in Quorn now for two and a half years with my husband and two children, my eldest of whom attends St Bart's in Year 1. I work in the HR profession advising Head Teachers and Governors on employment matters in school based settings.